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Legends inbound! Podium finish, 3rd place for Swordfox. #proudparents
And Swordfox are here - third place tick!
Swordfox 5 minutes from Frankton Beach woohoo #thirdplace
Great to see team Swordfox coming to the finish of #godzonepure well done!
Swordfox Office Team have just completed a nice wee brand and brochure refresh for the folks down at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn.
For all those adventurous types following GODZone Adventure 2017, Tiki Tour have taken out the top spot - fantastic result for this Wanaka based team. Second, hot on their heels was Team Yealands Family Wines, )who came first last year when the race finished in Kaiteriteri) and it looks like Swordfox will take out third. Amazing athletes!
Meanwhile, locals Team Motueka are on MTBs close to Transition area 8 and the start of a 14-18 hour hike. Great stuff Team Motueka - you're an inspiration!
What happened yesterday??!?
Georgia Whitla explains why they turned back
And off on the kayak to the finish!
With a slight head wind but another calm sunny day
Swordfox arriving into Kingston for the last kayak to the finish line
Swordfox has taken the 'straight is great' route from CP27. They've now got a good gap on Torpedo 7 behind them and should be coming into Kingston within the next hour
Good morning Swordfox @ Godzone followers! This is it - the race is nearing the end!
Even with Swordfox's detour (sightseeing?) they have still managed to hold 3rd place.
Looks like they had short (1h 20 ish) sleep last night. Team Yealands seem to have had a half hours stop (power nap?) and Tiki Tour appear to have not slept at all - pushing on to the finish.
We'll find out today whether this sleep strategy pays off
Interesting... Torpedo7 look to have snuck by the original sneakers, the Sneaky Weasel gang, moving up into 4th position. Watch your backs Swordfox...T7 are coming at ya!
The big developing story of the afternoon is the split between lead teams Tiki Tour, Yealands Family Wines and Swordfox. Wondering where Swordfox is going and why? Listen to GZ course assist Ian Edmond explain.....
And we'll take a short break from GODZone Adventure to let you know we are indeed still working. Check out these spacious, new to the market, sections available in Quail Rise, Queenstown. Swordfox were kind of a big deal in directing and executing the creative for Woodlands at Quail Rise but look, enough from the office team, we don't want to take the spotlight away from Team Swordfox.
Mark Martin from Bayleys Locations (+64 21 626 686) is your main man should a Queenstown section be on the cards for you.
Holy blue blazers we wish Swordfox office team could talk to Swordfox adventure team right now and get some words on the alternative route they've decided to take. Who oh who will make it to TA8 first - this is gripping!!!!!
The dot-watching is getting exciting with some potential route choice during the Leg 8 mountain bike. Tiki Tour and Yealands (still holding 1st and 2nd) have opted for the long but safe route. Will Swordfox take the shortcut around the base of Cecil Peak? Would be quite a risk!
Photo of Cecil Peak taken from up the gondola on Day 1
The other Team Swordfox! And a shout out to Nick Ross
A superb morning for paddling Lake Wakatipu. Brent Edwards of Swordfox reveals the team has know idea who is behind them as they arrive in Glenorchy but are pretty sure they are 3rd. A good reminder that while we know where everyone is ranked the teams don't!
Who remembers piegate from GZ Chapter 5? Its back on today as teams get a sniff of the hot pastry fragrance in Glenorchy, New Zealand. Here's a wee chat with Swordfox about to tuck in.
Swordfox on Lake Wakatipu, coming up to Glenorchy
Sleepover in TA6!
Looks like the top 3 teams got a well deserved power nap in transition this morning. Swordfox are still there. Tiki Tour and Team Yealands are both here in TA7 - Glenorchy
Team Swordfox sitting in 3rd place on day 3 of GODZone Adventure
What a day! Canoeing, abseiling, descending crumbly cliffs, white water rafting, then a spin around the mountain bike park... They're too amped to sleep tonight after all that!
Q: Why did leg 5 take so long ?
A: Because after riding the Moonlight Trail the teams had to ride almost every track in the Seven Mile mountain bike park! Collecting checkpoints A-K along the way
Watch Day 2 highlights of New Zealand's GODZone Adventure Race featuring team Swordfox and Tiki tour with commentary from Guido of Queenstown Rafting. Video by White Friday Films
#queenstownrafting #shotover #godzonepure
Brent Edwards Stuart Lynch Ashley Whitehead Georgia Whitla spent the afternoon hooning around the Seven Mile Mt bike park
Swordfox.team are making their way round the maze of mt bike tracks at Seven Mile. Yealands are only just ahead.
Legends inbound! Team Swordfox not far off GODZone Adventure Transition 5, still holding 3rd place. They've just biked a hot leg through some of Queenstown's back-ish country and will transition soon to a trek leg, followed by kayak which will take them well into the night. #godzone www.swordfox.team.
Team Swordfox fresh out of the water ready to head into the bike leg. Thanks Hilary P for getting the shot!
Came across a bunch of GODZone Adventure live tracking addicts (http://godzoneadventure.com/live/tracking/) at the start of Moonlight track supporting Swordfox (currently in 3rd place and only 30 mins behind the leaders).
Swordfox.team is in TA4
Yealands have just left. Chase them down team!!!!!!!
Just caught Swordfox as they jumped in the raft. They're sitting in 2nd. Tiki has a bit of a gap in them and Yealands are only 1 min behind. They were pretty quiet, "how was the last stage?" "Good"
"How was the abseiling?" "Good"
Brent Edwards, Stuart Lynch, Ashley Whitehead and Georgia Whitla currently doing some fun white water rafting
First teams on the river this morning!
GODZone Adventure Torpedo 7 Adventure Race Team Team Yealands @nextgenerationyouthadventure Swordfox
Usually Swordfox.team's strategy is to continue racing through the first night of Godzone, not sleeping til night two. But there's a dark zone on the next stage (canoe, stage 3) and they can't get on the water until 6.45am tomorrow. Predicting they'll be getting into transition around midnight maybe, so looks like they'll be getting some sleep!
The great news for Swordfox.team fans is we don't have to get up and dot watch tonight 😴
Goodnight Swordfox.team and supporters!
Swordfox.team and Tiki Tour leave Transition 1 together, followed closely by Yealands.
Still keeping up a fast pace after 7 hours of racing
The front running squad has blasted through TA1 at White Chapel near Arrowtown . Teams Tiki Tour, Swordfox and Yealands Family Wines arrived together and are now running the Arrow River track towards the Bush Creek track. Plenty of good spots for spectators to catch them on the way but be quick.
Swordfox.team catching up with their mates Yealands... they're off the Shotover River preparing to go Gorgeering,
Tiki Tours had a slow transition and Yealands then Swordfox left the transition first
Lead teams Tiki Tour, Team Yealands, Swordfox and Torpedo 7 Adventure Race Team have all adopted the method to tow the rafts with their kayaks, it will be interesting to see if all teams adopt this method for efficient paddling speed
Swordfox sitting in 3rd place on the river. Top 4 teams all only 2 minutes apart.
All teams have one AR Duo kayak and an inflatable canoe
6:30am Downtown Queenstown. Swordfox.team take time for a quick pose before the gun goes off. Stu - strike that pose. Good luck to our AR's. #godzone
Godzone 2017 has begun!!
Goooo Team Swordfox
Preping for Godzone 2017
Here is the reason why the GODZone branding is rocking for Chapter 6 ....the biggest thanks goes to the passionate crew at Swordfox agency.
Steve Gurney talks GODZone Adventure on Breakfast this morning. https://www.swordfox.team/ are sifting around in camera view getting us some nice brand exposure. We'll see other strategic moves from them throughout the next few days of racing. Fast forward to 8.39 for Godzone related footage.
Secret Godzone Race Course is now out! https://www.swordfox.team/ will be spending some of race eve strategising.
Silky smooth, powder dry, Polartec's, ready for 4 highly skilled bodies to fill. Three days til race day. #godzone
GODZone Adventure head honcho's discuss Chapter 6 and their top picks, featuring Team Swordfox.